Chocolate Acorns

Chocolate Acorns | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on November 6, 2012 · 22 comments

Is it really November? How did that happen? So, I’m in full swing Thanksgiving planning now, hosting 16 this year! *deep breaths* I thought I would kick things off with something really fun. 

I’ve seen these chocolate acorns in Parents Magazine and Family Fun for a few years now. Sometimes they’re featured with mini Nutter Butter cookies and peanut butter chips (which obviously I can’t use), sometimes with frosting instead of melted chocolate, and recently I saw them done with pretzel stick pieces used for the stem. All super cute.

I don’t know why it took me so long to make them, but I’m glad I finally did. So easy. And I love that you can make as few or as many as desired. These would make a great little welcoming treat for guests. Along with these. And these. Oh, and this.

Lordy, I love sugar.

Chocolate Acorns
Makes 50
Prep time: 35 minutes
Chill time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
• 50 milk chocolate Hershey’s kisses
• 50 mini Vanilla Wafers
• 50 mini chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips for about 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Continue microwaving in 15 seconds intervals if necessary. Spread the flat side of each kiss with a small amount of melted chocolate and immediately attach each to the flat side of the wafer cookie.

Fill a small plastic bag with the remaining chocolate and cut a tiny hole in the corner; pipe a bit of the chocolate onto a mini chocolate chip and stick it to the top of the wafer to create the stem.

Place on a the cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container.

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Teresa November 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

These are so cute, will great for Thanksgiving :)

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James October 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

Great idea for the church cookie walk!

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SHARON October 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

THESE WOULD BE CUTE FOR THANKSGIVING FOR LITTLE KIDS.

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Amy @Very Culinary October 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Yep! That’s what I wrote about :)

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Sandra November 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I am so gonna make these with the grandkids. We have a big Oak tree. and they are always gathering acorns for the squirrells lol they will have a blast with these.. Thanks for sharing

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Chloe November 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

my little cousins/my aunt’s grandbabies are going to love these at Thanksgiving!!!

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Vadie November 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Can’t wait to make these with my granddaughters for Thanksgiving! Thanks!

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the wicked noodle November 8, 2012 at 8:10 am

How cute are these?!! Yet another kitchen project to add to my “must make with the girls” list. So fun!

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel November 8, 2012 at 7:05 am

SO cute! This is so much easier than another version I recently saw. Love it.

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PJ November 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Cute!! Love these!!

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Katherine November 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Kare @ Kitchen Treaty November 7, 2012 at 3:48 am

These are adorable! They’d be such a cute favor nestled in little boxes.

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melissa November 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Making these! My son is in love with acorns, due to the movie My Neighbor Totoro (he was also Totoro for Halloween this year). Thanks for this awesome idea! Now I just need to try and find mini Nilla Wafers and choc chips…

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Amy November 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Fun! I got the mini wafers and mini chips at Target, fyi. My local market also carries them, so I don’t think they’re that hard to find. Hopefully!

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Joanne November 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

My extended family is getting together for the first time in years…which in theory means I have less to cook, but is actually more nerve-wrecking because they have never eaten anything I’ve made. Ever. But know about the blog, so…the pressure is ON. I just have to make something spectacular and show-stopping. No biggie. Ugh.

I’m gonna make these and stress eat them in a serious way.

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Amy November 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Well, if they’re major carnivores, good luck with that. But if they’re open to squash, you’re golden! My answer to stress is always sugar. It’s full proof.

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Janet Foster November 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

This look delish. What type of lighting did you use for this shot? I like it alot.

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Amy November 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thank you, Janet. I just used my usual EGO lights. It’s probably how they’re positioned and angled. And the back ground. I don’t know…it’s rare, but some foods just do all the work for me, ya know?

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Dad November 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Okay, Uncle Bob and I are cuckoo for Bartlett’s (New York City candy store) “Acorns.” They’re similar to these, but the orange part is “painted” pistachio marzipan! So the prep time goes to 3 hours, but still…

The kids can have marzipan, can’t they?

You are going to have some left over at Thanksgiving, right?

P.S. Uncle Bob put in a request the last time I (yes I) went to New York, and I came home with 5 pounds of the stuff.

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Amy November 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Ah, marzipan. One of these days I’m going to try my hand at that. You know, when the kids are older and moved away, and I have all day to bake bread and learn sculpture.

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Jen November 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

These are SO cute! Making for Thanksgiving??? :oD

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Amy November 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

I know, aren’t they? That’s the plan. But we’ll see how much time I end up having. And energy. And refrigerator space. Can we just go out this year? ;-)

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